Campeonato Banco Popular
FIFA Region
CONCACAF
Season
2020-2021
Location
Costa Rica
Abbreviation
CRC1

Summary

The Primera División de Costa Rica (CRC1), or Liga FPD, or Campeonato Banco Popular, is the top level of league style football competition in Costa Rica. The CRC1 teams listed below qualify for the following non-league play:

If the same team wins both the 2020-2021 Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura, then the runner-up with the most 2020-2021 CRC1 Aggregate Table points from both torneos is awarded the 2nd 2022 CONCACAF League berth.

Leagues Pyramid - Costa Rica

Abbrev League # of Teams
CRC1 Campeonato Banco Popular
(Liga FPD)
12
CRC2 Liga de Ascenso (Segunda División) 18
CRC3 Tercera División de Costa Rica 64

Competition Structure

Season

# of Teams

Apertura - Regular
15 Aug 2020 - 6 Dec 2020
Apertura - Playoffs
9 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Clausura - Regular
12 Jan 2021 - 8 May 2021
Clausura - Playoffs
11 May 2021 - 1 Jun 2021
 12: CRC1 (11), CRC2 (1)

Season Format

Due to COVID-19, for the 2020 Torneo Apertura, the 12 CRC1 teams were split into 2 groups of 6. Each team then played Home-Away matches with the other 5 teams in their group and 1 match against each team in the other group for 16 Regular season league matches per team.

The 2020-2021 CRC1 season is split into two championships, the Torneo Apertura and the Torneo Clausura. In each torneo, each CRC1 team plays Home-Away matches with the other 11 CRC1 teams for 22 Regular season league matches per team. A playoff is held upon the completion of each torneo to determine the torneo champion. Table ranking ties are broken by (1) goal difference, (2) goals scored, (3) head-to-head points, (4) head-to-head goal difference, (5) head-to-head goals scored, then (6) a draw.

Playoffs

Upon completion of the Torneo Apertura, a playoff is held where the top 2 teams in each group compete in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Semifinals. The winner of the Semifinals compete in the Home/Away highest aggregate goals wins Finals. Upon completion of the Torneo Clausura, the top 4 teams in the Home-Away highest aggregate goals wins Semifinals.

Relegation

Upon completion of 2020-2021 Torneo Clausura, the team with the lowest number of 2020-2021 CRC1 Aggregate Table points will be relegated to the CRC2.


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Torneo Clausura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
1LD Alajuelense 2013 -7-046-471136106 -4-02221516107 -3-02426620
2Santos de Guápiles FC 2110 -5-635-34277106 -3-12120128114 -2-5141415-1
3Deportivo Saprissa 216 -11-429-31274115 -4-21922166101 -7-210911-2
4Herediano 216 -9-627-33294102 -6-21214140114 -3-41519154
5CS Cartaginés 216 -8-726-2326-3113 -6-2151082103 -2-5111318-5
6AD San Carlos 216 -8-726-1924-5103 -3-412611-5113 -5-31413130
7ADR Jicaral 215 -10-625-2024-4104 -4-2161284111 -6-49816-8
8Pérez Zeledón 215 -10-625-1928-9102 -4-4101220-8113 -6-21578-1
9Sporting San José FC 206 -5-923-1626-10104 -2-414990102 -3-59717-10
10AD Grecia 214 -10-722-2027-7112 -5-4111116-5102 -5-311911-2
11Guadalupe FC 214 -9-821-33312111 -5-581218-6103 -4-31321138
12Limón FC 215 -6-1021-2540-15113 -3-5121222-10102 -3-591318-5
Clausura - Semifinals
Relegation Playoff

Apertura - Finals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateHerediano  02 LD Alajuelense  
16.12.20Herediano 01 LD AlajuelenseEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
20.12.20LD Alajuelense 10 HeredianoEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank

Apertura - Semifinals

DateHome Status RoadVenue
AggregateCS Cartaginés  34 LD Alajuelense  
10.12.20CS Cartaginés 23 LD AlajuelenseEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
12.12.20LD Alajuelense 11 CS CartaginésEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
AggregateHerediano  41 Deportivo Saprissa  
10.12.20Herediano 30 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Nacional de Costa Rica
13.12.20Deportivo Saprissa 11 HeredianoEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá

Torneo Apertura

 LeagueHomeRoad
POSMPW - D - LPTSCPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGDMPW - D - LPTSGFGAGD
Group A
1LD Alajuelense 1612 -1-337-36181885 -1-216179887 -0-12119910
2Herediano 167 -5-426-2719884 -2-2141610683 -3-2121192
3Guadalupe FC 166 -3-721-2527-284 -2-2141610682 -1-57917-8
4Pérez Zeledón 164 -3-915-2034-1482 -3-391015-582 -0-661019-9
5Santos de Guápiles FC 162 -8-614-1224-1280 -6-26512-782 -2-48712-5
6AD Grecia 162 -4-1010-1426-1282 -2-48811-380 -2-62615-9
Group B
1Deportivo Saprissa 169 -3-430-29161385 -1-216189984 -2-2141174
2CS Cartaginés 169 -2-529-32161686 -1-1191951483 -1-41013112
3AD San Carlos 166 -5-523-1415-184 -3-115105582 -2-48410-6
4Limón FC 166 -5-523-1524-984 -2-21489-182 -3-39715-8
5ADR Jicaral 164 -6-618-1415-184 -1-31386280 -5-3569-3
6Sporting San José FC 165 -3-818-2024-484 -0-4121210281 -3-46814-6
Apertura - Semifinals
Relegation Playoff

Results

Sun - 2 May 2021
 Deportivo Saprissa 31 Santos de Guápiles FCEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá
Sat - 1 May 2021
 Pérez Zeledón 03 HeredianoEstadio Municipal Pérez Zeledón
 Guadalupe FC 00 ADR JicaralEstadio Colleya Fonseca
 Limón FC 03 AD San CarlosEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
Fri - 30 Apr 2021
 CS Cartaginés 20 AD GreciaEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
Mon - 26 Apr 2021
 AD San Carlos 01 Pérez ZeledónEstadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez
Sun - 25 Apr 2021
 Santos de Guápiles FC 32 Limón FCEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
 Herediano 22 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Colleya Fonseca
 ADR Jicaral 12 Sporting San José FCCancha de la Asociación Cívica
 AD Grecia 00 Guadalupe FCEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
Sat - 24 Apr 2021
 LD Alajuelense 41 CS CartaginésEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
Thu - 22 Apr 2021
 Santos de Guápiles FC 22 HeredianoEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
 AD Grecia 21 AD San CarlosEstadio Allen Riggioni Suárez
Wed - 21 Apr 2021
 LD Alajuelense 30 ADR JicaralEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto-Scotiabank
 Guadalupe FC 01 Pérez ZeledónEstadio Colleya Fonseca
 Limón FC 12 Deportivo SaprissaEstadio Ebal Rodríguez
Tue - 20 Apr 2021
 CS Cartaginés 01 Sporting San José FCEstadio José Rafael Fello Meza Ivankovich
Sun - 18 Apr 2021
 AD San Carlos 10 Santos de Guápiles FCEstadio Carlos Ugalde Álvarez
 Deportivo Saprissa 05 LD AlajuelenseEstadio Ricardo Saprissa Aymá